[AI] UID gets a new name

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Tue Apr 27 06:49:02 EDT 2010


"Delivering services to the poor" is fine, but why restrict this only to
them or make it sound like this is the project only for the poor? We
have been given an impression so far that this is for the citizens at
large... NN often contradicts himself by saying things like this. He
could have said the pooor are one of the prime beneficiaries of the UID.
Also no mention of the disabled. 

Subramani 



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I wonder then why they can not include disability after proper
verification in UID.

And one more thing:
This whole exercise of counting households first, filling form for
National population register then, and then doing the actual census in
February, reminds me of an anecdote about intellectuals where asked to
count the cows grazing in Pasteur, they counted their feet and then set
about dividing  the number by four for arriving at the precise number of
cows.
I wonder why the entire exercise cannot be done in  a single spell,
instead of undertaking the mammoth task again and again!


Regards

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Him."

                                        --Arthur C. Clarke

(Rajesh Asudani)

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Reserve Bank of India
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TOI:
NEW DELHI: Government's ambitious UID project was on renamed 'Aadhaar'
and its new logo unveiled with chairman Nandan Nilekani underscoring
that the scheme would lay the foundation for effectively delivering
services especially to the poor.

Nilekani, chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India, said
Aadhaar translates into a 'foundation' or 'support' and the project,
aiming to give a 16-digit number to all citizens of the country starting
from February next year, will now be known by the new name.

"We wanted a name that could effectively communicate its
transformational potential and its promise to residents. Something that
had a national appeal, that could be recognised across the country,
could resonate in different languages and easy to remember and speak,"
he told reporters, adding the acronym UID was confusing.

Nilekani, who was addressing a seminar organised by the UIDAI here, said
the same standard was also set for making of the logo, which shows a sun
in yellow and a fingerprint in the centre, and has been created by a
Mumbai resident.

The logo, selected after a nationwide competition, was unveiled by
Dhaneshwar Ram, a farmer from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh who was invited
by the UIDAI to speak on the hardships faced by the common man in
getting an identity proof.

Regards

"Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
Him."

                                        --Arthur C. Clarke

(Rajesh Asudani)

Assistant General Manager,
Reserve Bank of India
Nagpur
09420397185
O: 0712 2806676
Res: 0712 2591349




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